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      Map-based interaction for inputting in Mobile phones

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      India HCI 2010/ Interaction Design & International Development 2010 (IHCI)

      India HCI 2010/ Interaction Design & International Development 2010

      20 - 24 March 2010

      Mobile based input methods, Digital divide, Mobile phone, Mobiles application for Rural, Mobile phone in India, Indian Railway ticketing, m Commerce

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          The paper is about unique Map-based input mechanism for source and destination while booking Indian Railways ticket. This mechanism came as one of the strong alternative solution, in design project on “Ticketing for Indian Railways on Mobile Phone”. Targeted to users in small towns, the aim project was to come up with solution which could bridge the commuting gap between the user and existing mobile internet application, which are difficult to use. Considering the mid-range phone which they possess, semi-literacy levels and difficulty in typing text using number pad; the proposed solution requires minimum textual input. Proposed Map-based solution uses number pad navigation method. The number pad on mobile phones is mapped with the Map of India plotted with rail stations and rail routes. Users have to select the position of their station and navigate to the required station for booking ticket. Learnability of this Map-based inputting method was found to be easy and fast compared to text inputting method.

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          Conference
          March 2010
          March 2010
          : 1-5
          Affiliations
          IDC, IIT Bombay.

          Mumbai, India.
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/IHCI2010.8
          © Atish Patel et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. India HCI 2010/ Interaction Design & International Development 2010, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India

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          India HCI 2010/ Interaction Design & International Development 2010
          IHCI
          Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India
          20 - 24 March 2010
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          India HCI 2010/ Interaction Design & International Development 2010
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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